Come help with our children on our farm, ride a horse, explore Ottawa



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  • Description


    We are a small family farm in Ottawa raising lamb, pork, chicken, Turkey, geese, duck, eggs, and beef. We also have a small/moderate CSA garden. We are not certified organic but we follow free range, humane, chemical-free farming.
    We have over 80 acres on an NCC farm minute from the downtown core. We run various youth programs with horses that center on social skills.
    Accodomatations varies depending on season and length of stay: in a guest room on the house, barn bunk room, or tent. Meals are shared with the host family, with cooking and clean-up responsibilities shared.
    We are primarily looking for help with our children while both parents are military and are up for multiple short term postings in May and June.
    We have a weak WiFi, some TV channels, horse riding instruction available, and bikes available to travel into the city.
    No smoking anywhere on property.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You have the opportunity to learn about organic farming, harvesting and preserving.
    You will also learn husbandry skills with all animals on the farm.
    You can also choose to learn to ride or drive horses while you are here.
    You have ample time to explore Ottawa and it's surrounding area.

  • Help


    There are two families that live on the farm with a total of seven people, three dogs and lots of love!
    We are a family here and generally coexist with each other peacefully and look out for each other's children.
    We need help right now with childcare as one of our key farm business people has gone back to school full time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Varies by season:
    Guest room in the house with us (2 kids under 12 + 1 dogs)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a non profit farm that works with at risk youth.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 584158342855